Rose Mary Graves, 74

FULTON, NY – Rose Mary Graves, 74, of Fulton, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by her family.

Rose Mary Graves
Rose Mary Graves

A native of Auburn, she spent most of her life in the Fulton area.

Rose enjoyed going for riding adventures with her daughter and grandaughter.

She enjoyed fishing and camping with her family as well as going to Mimi’s.

Rose was predeceased by her great-grandson, Liam LaClaire, in 2013; two sisters, Ella and Ina Ward; and a brother, Samuel Hoffman.

Surviving are three children, Janet Lockwood of Tampa, Beth (Gary) Hall of Fulton and Brian Graves of Oswego; a brother, Chester Hoffman of Oswego; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10,  at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

A funeral service will immediately follow.

Contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Please except my deepest sympathy of your loss of a loving and giving fantastic lady, i worked with her at Birdseye for many years and we had a lot of good times. I will miss her dearly. Rose fly high with the Angels and keep us in line down here. God Bless.

  2. I will always remember you grandma and I will make sure all my kids know what a wonderful grandma you were. Fly high with the angels till we meet again ???

  3. My thoughts are with Brian and his family . he adored his mother dearly and saw her weekly. She will be greatly missed.

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